Mary Ayliffe

Mary Ayliffe

of Cobargo

1.8.1939 – 28.11.2023

Much loved wife of Brian. Devoted mother of Rhonda and Mark & Lisa. Adored grandmother of Emma, Caleb, Alexander, Annelise and Eliza-Jane. Sister of Joy Stevenson.

The funeral for the late Mrs Mary Ayliffe will be held in the Cobargo Uniting Church at 11:00a.m., Tuesday 12th December, 2023 and burial will follow in the Cobargo Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are warmly invited to attend.


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11:00 am, Tue 12 December 2023


Cobargo Uniting Church, 38 Cobargo Bermagui Rd, Cobargo, New South Wales 2550, AU
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  1. Lovely lady whom i met in the early 70s,as a customer of Frozen foods.Mary was such a polite lady .My condolences to Brian & family.

  2. Hi Brian and family Sorry we won’t be able to be with you for Mary’s funeral as we have prior appointment Catch up with you later Geoff and Leonie Johnston

  3. Not a mean bone in her body.. one of the most beautiful humans I ever known… a whole lot of grace and beauty wrapped in the smallest of packages. my condolences to Brian, Mark, Lis, Rhonda and the family xx

  4. Such a beautiful lady to me since I was very young & lost my Mum. She was a good friend to Mum and a neighbour to my Pop Allen & Nanna Jane Stuart for years. My earliest memories of her at birthdays, play dates and the famous Christmas Eves at the store! Cobargo will not be the same without her. Last time she called me, was to help a friend in need. That was our Mary. RIP lovely compassionate lady with the biggest warmest smile & heart. You will be missed in this community. My condolences to Brian, Mark & Ronnie .. and their families. Jenni Kazzi (Ralph and the Stuart and Fittler Families)xxx

  5. Condolences to Brian and family. What an exceptional lady we all met so many years ago. A new angel in the sky tonight. Our thoughts are with you. From the McLeod Clan

  6. Mary,such an amazing,kind,caring soul💞I will miss our chats in town😢
    Rest In Peace
    Beautiful Lady🙏💞

  7. Sending Love, blessings and strength to Brian and Family.
    Such a special person Mary.
    I came to Cobargo in the early 90s and was welcomed by Brian and Mary. I will never forget them.

  8. Beautiful Mary. You will be missed so much. Big hugs Brian to you and your family ❤️

  9. One of my first friends in Cobargo, beautiful lady.

  10. A beautiful lady and a beautiful family.

  11. Such a beautiful kind lady
    we had the greatest opportunity to be a neighbour of many years
    Many chats over the fence and up the town
    Will cherish Knitted towels for my children when born and all the lovely memories shared
    Deeply sorry and condolences for all family and friends
    for the loss of one of the towns most precious ladies
    Who will be always remembered 💐
    Love Clint,Teresa,Marshall & the army of
    Kids xxoo

  12. Sending love to the family. Will never forget your beautiful soul Mary💜

  13. What a beautiful lady!Always friendly day and involved in living and truly interested in others.I will miss our talks.RIP Mary.

  14. Will always remember our beautiful Mummas playing Friday night tennis. Their laughter & how beautifully Mary dressed for the game… always really.
    I like to think of them together now on a Friday night playing a friendly game.
    Mary was a wonderful lady who will be deeply missed by all & never forgotten.

  15. Mary was always very nice to us newbies back in the 90s – some of the old locals might of wished the city folk would go away! But not Mary – she always took time to said hello – her town will miss her friendly spirit – much love to Ronnie and family

  16. Mary was such a lovely lady when Mum passed and I was very young. A great friend of Mums, Christmas Eves at the shop, birthday parties, play dates & tennis. Always helping out with her big smile beaming! Cobargo’s heart is broken💔 xxx The Stuart Family

  17. Such a legend was our bus driving Mary. As a single parent in a small country town Mary was the best driver .friend and mentor. She would always have a cake made for the children on there birthday. Always have ice block at the Christmas eve in the park .will be missed and Mary as you touch many hearts in this small country community

  18. Our condolences to Brain and all the family. A loss to the family and the Cobargo community.

  19. Lovely memories of Cobargo s beautiful bus driver !! RIP Mary
    Love to Brian and the Family

  20. Dear Mary, the best bus driver a little kid from upper brogo could wish for (sorry Brian!). Mary had a special place in her heart for all of us kids from the bush, and she delighted in telling us regularly how special we all were to her. I will miss our catch ups in the street, reminiscing about muddy roads and mouthy kids. I’m so sorry for your loss Brian, Mark and Ronnie

  21. Brian I am so sorry to hear of Marys recent passing. I have lovely memories of the Apex days in Cobargo and my friendship with you both. Take care Pam Ferguson

  22. Dear Brian and Family,

    Sorry for your loss.

    Mary was such a gentle kind soul and a dear friend to all that knew her.

    I will miss our chats and treasured our friendship.

    She volunteered her time over many years to the Cobargo community.

  23. Brian & Family,
    Thinking of you all during this hard time.
    A lovely lady i have known for many many years. She will be sadly missed.

  24. My memories go back a long way of Mary, Back to the days of us playing in a hockey team & of her working in Brian’s mum & dad’s shop. Always very kind & such a lady. Remembering the time when you both visited us in Rockhampton , such a fun night. Thoughts are with you Brian, what a lovely lady she was. 🌺🌺

  25. Sending our sincere condolences to Brian and the family so sorry for your loss Mary was a wonderful person and will be missed 🌺🌺

  26. To the Ayliffe Family, our sincere condolences, the passing of Mary is such a sad loss for this wider community, but we have treasured memories of Mary driving the school bus and we knew our kids were safe in her hands. Always had time for a chat and smile. Mary will be sadly missed 🌸

  27. Sincere condolences to Brian and family, and sister Joyce. Treasured memories of the Ayliffe and Tyrrell families.

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